DESIGNERS: ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE
All the Devils Are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos
KIRK SUDDREATH (Composer, Musician)
has been working/performing in the Houston theatre, dance, and music community for over 20 years, and is excited to be collaborating with Open Dance Project on this ambitious artistic endeavor. His ODP credits include composing the Eden love scene music for Panopticon, as well as 2 of the pieces of music used in the ENGINuity! Or Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Engines educational performance video. He is also the accompanist for Hunter Dance Center’s pro level modern dance classes. Kirk is a long time musician performer with The Catastrophic Theatre with a recent appearance in Speeding Motorcycle, as well as 21 years as the drummer in The Tamarie Cooper Show band. He is an accompanist at Houston Ballet Academy, and works with their community outreach department which provides movement classes for young children and those with special needs. He often performs with Two Star Symphony, an 8 member orchestra that has composed original scores for dance, silent films, theatre, and puppet shows.
RYAN MCGETTIGAN (Set Design)
is a scenic designer for theatre, opera, and dance working across the country and Europe. He is the resident designer at Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, MA and a company artist with Prague Shakespeare Company and Houston’s Classical Theatre Company. Houston credits include previous collaborations with Open Dance Project, Theatre Under the Stars, Stages Repertory Theatre, Queensbury Theatre, 4th Wall Theatre, Catastrophic Theatre. Awards for Best Scenic Design from Houston Press: Marie Antoinette(Stages), Elf The Musical and Violet(Queensbury), Jesus Hopped the “A” Train and Pride and Prejudice (4th Wall), Curse of the Starving Class, Baby Screams Miracle, and Fefu and Her Friends(Catastrophic) and Broadway World Houston: Bonnie and Clyde (TUTS Underground). Regional: Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Cape Rep, Abilene Shakespeare Festival, Prague Shakespeare. Opera and Dance: Glimmerglass Festival, New Orleans Opera, Opera San Jose, HGOco, Open Dance Project. http://www.RyanMcGettigan.com
CHRISTINA MALEY (Production/Stage Manager)
graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in Dance and Technical Theatre. She spent 5 years in Indiana performing with Motus Dance Theatre and working as the lighting technician at the Honeywell Center before moving to Houston. She currently works as a Stage Manager for HopeStone and as a Union Stagehand and Dresser in the Theatre District. She has been with Open Dance Project since 2017.
LAUREN DAVIS (Scenic Artist & Props Design)
is a Houston based scenic and props artisan. She is thrilled for her first collaboration with the Open Dance Project. Previous theatre credits include Catastrophic: Fefu & Her Friends, Speeding Motorcycle, Baby Screams Miracle, Toast, Small Ball; Main Street Theatre: Book of Magdalen, Anne Frank, Charlie Brown, Frog & Toad; Stages: The Fantastiks, Little Shop of Horrors, many Pantos. Lauren also works for the University of Houston School of Theater & Dance painting sets, managing props and teaching future theatre stars.
ASHLEY HORN (Costume Design)
is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, costume designer, and dance educator from the Houston area. She has created costumes for FrenetiCore, Frame Dance Productions, Open Dance Project, Sara Draper, Teresa Chapman, Karen Stokes, Houston Metropolitan Dance, The Pilot Dance Project, and her own works. Ashley is a two-time recipient of an individual artist grant from the Houston Arts Alliance for choreography, has been the artist in residence at Hope Stone and Rice University and has been a guest choreographer for Rice University, Houston Community College, and The Pilot Dance Project.
DAVID DEVEAU (Lighting and Projection Design)
is a creative, collaborative, driven individual with a diverse background in education, arts, and finance. He has a BFA in Musical Theater (2007), an MFA in Dance (2013), and an MBA in Management (2019). He is the Managing Member of Deveau Financial, a financial planning and asset management company that focuses on helping households, businesses, and non-profits develop financial strategies to achieve their current and long-term financial goals. Prior to starting Deveau Financial, David held the position of Assistant Professor in Dance at Sam Houston State University where he worked for a decade setting a standard for excellence in dance technology and production. Deveau also worked professionally as an international lighting designer, projection designer, stage manager, and technical director with Open Dance Project, The Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre, NobleMotion Dance, iMEE, Hope Stone Dance, Karen Stokes Dance Company, The Dance Gallery Festival, and Barn Storm Dance Festival, to name a few.